GoM operator adopts new WSO control for produced water

An operator in the Gulf of Mexico (GoM) has adopted an alternative overboard water-soluble organics (WSO) treatment to reduce HS&E hazards, equipment corrosion, and scale formation.

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HOUSTON -- An operator in the Gulf of Mexico (GoM) has adopted an alternative overboard water-soluble organics (WSO) treatment to reduce HS&E hazards, equipment corrosion, and scale formation.

Conventional treatments with mineral acid (phosphorous acid or phosphoric acid) to drive WSO into the oil phase failed to achieve the objectives of a major GoM operator’s platform to treat WSOs. The operator tested a newly patented technology from Baker Hughes called TRETOLITE water clarifier.

The study was a success, says Baker Hughes, and the operator is now considering using the new technology at two other GoM platforms.

09/15/2009

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